Recently I had the privilege of trying out this incredible fully immersive dining experience with a “unique chef-meets-mechanic concept.” It was definitely something I’ve never experienced or thought I ever would. We were greeted by “Gastro Mechanics” clad in welding masks that guided us through the process, all while wielding giant blowtorches with flames flying high.
(filling brioche donuts with nitrous foams)
The Gastro Garage begins my deconstructing classic dishes and reconstructing them into what they call “tanks”; a savory brioche donut, filled with ‘nitrous foam’ in a variety of flavors and then torched with gourmet toppings, finishing oils, purees and spices.
The entire experience takes place while seated at the “Gastro Bar” where you can enjoy a front row view of the show with the chef’s choice, four-course “Torch Me” menu starting at $50 that exhibits a variety of the ‘red-hot’ selections and unique specials.
(Piston Pizza Tank)
You can also order any three ‘tanks’ for $12 at the grab-and-go ‘Gastro Counter’ and lounge in the garage in a more casual setting.
The pop-up space has been designed to look like a drive-through auto service bay, complete with oil drums, hub cabs, vintage motorcycles and of course, Rock ‘N’ Roll music and videos playing in the background. They even have their own Pandora station!
(Teriyaki Salmon with Béarnaise Foam)
(Campfire Tank – Image courtesy of The Gastro Garage)